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The Monterey Museum of Art expands a passion for the visual arts and inspires appreciation of California art—past, present, and future.

The holdings of the Monterey Museum of Art encompasses several complementary collections, including Early California Painting (1875-1945);  American Art (1875-1945); Contemporary Art (1945-present); Photography and Asian Art.


EARLY CALIFORNIA PAINTING

Image: William F. Ritschel (1864-1949), Mammoth Cove, circa 1925, oil on canvas, gift of the Ritschel Trust in support of the William F. Ritschel Memorial, 1976.61


PHOTOGRAPHY

Image: Michael Kenna (b. 1953), Acacia Tree, Elkhorn Slough, California, 1989, print 1991, gelatin silver print, Gift of the Elkhorn Slough Foundation Collection, funded by the California Arts Council, 2008.2, © Michael Kenna



CONTEMPORARY ART

Image: Abraham Elterman (b. 1949), That Which Prevails, 2004-05, oil on canvas, MMA purchase with funds donated by Sharon and Tom Maney, 2005.1


ASIAN ART

Image: Katsushika Hokusai (Japan, 1760-1849), Fine Wind, Clear Morning from 36 Views of Mt. Fuji, c. 1832, woodblock print on paper, gift of Mary Ford from the Robert F. Ford Collection, A 1991.345


AMERICAN ART

Image: Rockwell Kent (1882-1971), The Tree, 1928, lithograph on paper, gift of Rebecca and Lindsay Hanna, 1988.33